Wawa Gives “Cheers to Classrooms”

And Stewart’s Shops makes $25,000 donation.

August 31, 2023

Wawa has announced the return of its month-long Cheers to Classrooms celebration from September 1 to September 30. The promotion will recognize the teachers and school administrators who educate, guide and inspire children with donations and deals.

All day, every day in September, all teachers and school administration staff can get a free any size hot coffee in Mid-Atlantic states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. To receive the offer, faculty must alert the cashier that they work at a school, according to a company press release.

Additionally, through a partnership with Donor’s Choose, an online resource for teachers to submit funding requests for school supplies and support, Wawa has designated a $50,000 chainwide matching fund to support schools throughout its operating area. Teachers can submit a project at donorschoose.org, and those schools that meet Wawa’s funding criteria could receive matching funds.

“Wawa is excited to bring back its Cheers to Classrooms initiative to put a smile on the faces of teachers and administration that work so hard to do the same for children in our community,” said Dave Simonetti, senior director of store operations at Wawa. “Our associates are also looking forward to visiting local schools throughout the month to welcome teachers back into the classroom and show our appreciation for everything they do!”

Stewart’s Shops is also giving back to the community. Stewart’s Shops/the Dake family donated $25,000 to support the Palace Theatre’s Community Engagement Initiative, which aims to enhance access to the arts for individuals and groups within the surrounding community, according to a company press release.